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Blessing (Roman Catholic Church)

Blessing (Roman Catholic Church)

Blessing in Roman Catholicism, in the narrow liturgical sense, is a rite consisting of a ceremony and prayers performed in the name and with the authority of the Church by a duly qualified minister by which persons or things are sanctified as dedicated to Divine service or by which certain marks of Divine favour are invoked upon them. In a wider sense blessing has a variety of meanings in the sacred writings:In the morning of Creation God blessed the living creatures that came from His hands,...
Zlín Z 37

Zlín Z 37

The Zlin Z-37 Čmelák (Czech: "Bumblebee"), also known as LET Z-37 Čmelák is an agricultural aircraft was manufactured in Czechoslovakia. The aircraft is used mainly as a cropduster.Design work upon the first purpose-designed agricultural plane started in Czechoslovakia in 1961, in a cooperation of two manufacturers: Let Kunovice and Moravan (Zlin brand). The first prototype, designated as XZ-37, first flew on 29 March 1963 (other sources:29 June). It was a cantilever low-wing monoplane of tub...

Alexei Arbatov

Dr. Alexei Georgievich Arbatov, PhD (Russian: Алексей Георгиевич Арбатов, born January 17, 1951) is a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Head of the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), and a scholar in residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center. He is a Russian political scientist, academic, author, and former politician.Born in Russia, Arbatov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relation...
Dash Berlin

Dash Berlin

Dash Berlin is a Dutch trance music project created in 2007 by Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn. The front man of the group is the DJ Jeffrey Sutorius, the 10th most popular DJ in the world according to DJ Mag in 2013. Sutorius initially started playing drums influenced by his late father who was a drummer in a jazz band, before discovering electronic music. He worked at BPM Dance and Mid-Town Records specializing in vinyl, with both stores becoming meeting places for man...
Christophe de Beaumont

Christophe de Beaumont

Christophe de Beaumont (1703–1781), French ecclesiastic and archbishop of Paris, was a cadet of the Les Adrets and Saint-Quentin branch of the illustrious Dauphin family of Beaumont. He became bishop of Bayonne in 1741, then archbishop of Vienne in 1745, and in 1746, at the age of forty-three, archbishop of Paris. An austere man with no wish for glory, had to be summoned three times by Louis XV before he would leave his diocese of Vienne and move to Paris.Beaumont is noted for his struggle wi...

Robinson-Steele v RD Retail Services Ltd

Robinson-Steele v RD Retail Services Ltd (2006) C-131/04 is a European labour law and UK labour law case concerning the Working Time Directive, which is relevant for the Working Time Regulations 1998.Employers would give people 'rolled up' holiday pay, by adding a so-called 'premium' to wages if holidays were not taken. In three cases a Tribunal and the Court of Appeal referred to the European Court of Justice the question whether this was permissible under the Working Time Directive article ...
Proposed Japanese invasion of Australia during World War II

Proposed Japanese invasion of Australia during World War II

In early 1942 elements of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) proposed an invasion of Australia.In Australia the government, the military and the people were deeply alarmed after the fall of Singapore in February 1942 about the possibility of a Japanese invasion of Australia. Japan had the military capability, and Australia lacked defenses. Japan never actually planned an invasion, but the fear of one led Australia to form a close reliance on the United States to protect itself.Meanwhile, in Tok...

Nathaniel Butter

Nathaniel Butter (died 22 February 1664) was a London publisher of the early 17th century. The publisher of the first edition of Shakespeare's King Lear in 1608, he has also been regarded as one of the first publishers of a newspaper in English.Nathaniel Butter was the son of a Thomas Butter, a bookseller; the son followed the father's profession. Nathaniel became a "freeman" (a full member) of the Stationers Company on 20 February 1604, and registered his first title before the end of that y...
Bob Payne

Bob Payne

Bob Payne is an American puppeteer and puppet builder. He is also known as Robert Payne and Bobby Payne.Payne, a native of Washington, D.C., was a college friend of Jim Henson and Jane Henson. He first worked with them on Jim Henson's show Sam and Friends as a backup puppeteer. He even took part in some of Jim Henson's advertising where he was the principal performer of the Mirinda Craver from the Mirinda commercials.Payne later went on to build several characters for The Muppet Show and othe...
Stefano Pioli

Stefano Pioli

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.Stefano Pioli (born October 20, 1965 in Parma) is an Italian former footballer and current manager. He was most recently head coach of Italian club Lazio.Pioli, a native of Parma, started his own playing career for his home city team, AC Parma. Successively, he was signed by Juventus, with whom he had his Serie A debut in 1984. Sold to Verona in 1987, Pioli moved to Fiorentina in 1989, where he spent six years of his car...
Thuringian state election, 2009

Thuringian state election, 2009

Dieter AlthausCDUChristine LieberknechtCDUThuringia held state elections on 30 August 2009, the same day as the Saarland and Saxony state elections. The election established the composition of the Landtag of Thuringia (Thuringia's parliament). According to the preliminary results, The Left and Social Democratic Party (SPD) together held a bare majority of seats, but a grand coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and SPD was considered possible. The CDU and SPD formed a coalition se...
Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum

The Burnaby Village Museum, previously known as the Heritage Village, is an open-air museum in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, located at Deer Lake Park. It is a reconstructed 1920s village, containing 31 full scale buildings; its costumed staff demonstrate traditional trades. The museum spans 10 acres (4 ha) of land. Some of the buildings are original heritage buildings, moved from other locations in the community and restored. Others are replica buildings, created to house specific ...
Taransay

Taransay

Taransay (Scottish Gaelic: Tarasaigh, pronounced [ˈt̪aɾas̪aj]) is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It was the host of the British television series Castaway 2000. Uninhabited since 1974, except for holidaymakers, Taransay is the largest island of Scotland that lacks a permanent population. It is one hectare larger than Scarba, which is also uninhabited.Taransay lies 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometres) from Harris, separated by a stretch of sea called the Sound of Taransay. It is also ...
Mascot race

Mascot race

A mascot race is a promotional sports entertainment competition consisting of costumed runners racing around a baseball field, usually as a form of between-innings entertainment. The racers are typically anthropomorphized inanimate objects or mascots related to local culture, a sponsor's products, or baseball culture. The outcomes of races can both be decided in a legitimate race or may be predetermined for purely entertainment purposes.The best known of this type of race is the Milwaukee Bre...
Kniphofia

Kniphofia

Kniphofia /nɪpˈhoʊfiə/, also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asphodelaceae, first described as a genus in 1794. It is native to Africa. Herbaceous species and hybrids have narrow, grass-like leaves 10–100 cm (4–39 in) long, while perennial species have broader, strap-shaped foliage up to 1.5 m (5 ft) long. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly colored flowers well above the foliage, ...

Bernard Donoughue, Baron Donoughue

Bernard Donoughue, Baron Donoughue (born 8 September 1934) is a British Labour Party politician, academic, businessman and author.According to his autobiography, Donoughue was born into poverty. He is the son of Thomas Joseph Donoughue. He was educated at Campbell Secondary Modern School and Northampton Grammar School. He then studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1957. He then attended Nuffield College, Oxford, where he graduated as a Doctor of Philosoph...
Prenocephale

Prenocephale

Prenocephale was a small pachycephalosaurid dinosaur genus from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Mongolia and was similar in many ways to its close relative, Homalocephale, which may simply represent Prenocephale juveniles.Adult Prenocephale probably weighed around 130 kilograms (290 lb) and measured around 2.4 metres (8 ft) long. Unlike the flattened wedge-shaped skull of Homalocephale (a possible juvenile trait also potentially seen in early growth stages of Pachycephalosaurus),...
Iowa Highway 76

Iowa Highway 76

Iowa Highway 76 (Iowa 76) is a state highway located in northeastern Iowa, most of which is in Allamakee County. The 49-mile-long (79 km) highway connects McGregor to Eitzen, Minnesota via Waukon. It begins in McGregor at an intersection with U.S. Highway 18; the first 4 ⁄4 miles (6.8 km) of the route are signed as U.S. Highway 18 Business (US 18 Bus.). It crosses into Minnesota near Eitzen and continues as Trunk Highway 76.Iowa Highway 76 begins as U.S. Highway 18 Bu...
Porto Ceresio–Milan railway

Porto Ceresio–Milan railway

Porto Ceresio–Milan railway is a railway line in Lombardy, Italy.The line was opened from Gallarate to Varese on 26 September 1865; in 1885 it went to the state network Rete Mediterranea, operated by the Società per le Strade Ferrate del Mediterraneo.In 1894 the Società per le Strade Ferrate del Mediterraneo extended the line from Varese to Porto Ceresio, through a beloved touristic area until the shore of Lake Lugano.In 1899 the line was chosen for an experimental electrification with a thir...
El Hormiguero

El Hormiguero

El Hormiguero (Spanish for "The Anthill") is a Spanish television program with a live audience focusing on comedy, science, and guest interviews running since September 2006. It is hosted and produced by screenwriter Pablo Motos. The show aired on Spain's Cuatro channel from launch until June 2011 and is now broadcast on Antena 3. Recurring guests on the show include Luis Piedrahita, Raquel Martos, Marron & El Hombre de Negro ("The Man in Black") (the scientists), and puppet ants Trancas ...
Music of the Perfect Dark series

Music of the Perfect Dark series

Perfect Dark is a science fiction video game franchise developed by Rare. The music of the Perfect Dark series primarily includes albums based on the soundtracks from the video games Perfect Dark and Perfect Dark Zero. The first soundtrack, titled Perfect Dark: Dual CD Soundtrack, was composed by Grant Kirkhope and published by Nintendo of America in 2000, while the second soundtrack, Perfect Dark Zero Original Soundtrack, was composed by David Clynick and produced by Nile Rodgers in 2005.Per...
It's Grim Up North

It's Grim Up North

"It's Grim Up North" was a 1991 single by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (The JAMs), the main lyrics of which consist of a list of towns and cities in the North of England, set to a pounding industrial techno kick beat and percussion reminiscent of steam whistles, all of which segue into an orchestral instrumental of the hymn "Jerusalem". The track reached # 10 in the UK Singles Chart."It's Grim Up North" was first previewed in December 1990 as a limited edition "Club Mix" with Pete Wylie on...
24 (soundtrack)

24 (soundtrack)

24 is the soundtrack album, composed by A. R. Rahman with song lyrics by Vairamuthu and Madhan Karky, to the 2016 Tamil film of the same name, produced by Suriya and directed by Vikram Kumar. The film stars Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen in lead roles. The album features six tracks, and was released on April 11, 2016 by Eros Music.In November 2014, A. R. Rahman was announced as the film soundtrack and score composer. Rahman had a six-hour script narration session with Suriya an...
Chachapoyas, Peru

Chachapoyas, Peru

Chachapoyas is a city in northern Peru at an elevation of 2,235 meters (7,657 ft). The city has a population of approximately 20,279 people. Situated in the mountains far from the Peruvian coast, Chachapoyas remains fairly isolated from other regions of Peru. Hikers and adventurers can visit the Chachapoya region There is daily service by bus to Chiclayo and Cajamarca. The bus from Chiclayo is an overnight bus but to Cajamarca due to the difficult and winding roads the bus only goes dur...

John Platten

ClubRepresentativeJohn Patrick Platten (born 17 March 1963) is a former Brownlow and Magarey medal winning Australian rules footballer, who played for Hawthorn in the 1980s and 1990s.Platten's career in the game began in his native South Australia, where he won a Magarey Medal with Central Districts (Bulldogs), then continued with the Hawthorn Hawks team of the late 1980s and early 1990s; where he won four premiership flags; as well as a Brownlow Medal.Platten remains a popular and respected ...
Sanmenxia

Sanmenxia

Sanmenxia (simplified Chinese: 三门峡; traditional Chinese: 三門峽; pinyin: Sānménxiá; postal: Sanmenhsia) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan Province, China. The westernmost prefecture-level city in Henan, Sanmenxia borders Luoyang to the east, Nanyang to the southeast, Shaanxi Province to the west and Shanxi Province to the north. The city lies on the south side of the Yellow River at the point where the river cuts through the Loess Plateau on its way to the North China Plain.It was home...
Ruslan Albegov

Ruslan Albegov

Ruslan Albegov (born 26 January 1988 in Vladikavkaz) is a Russian weightlifter competing in the +105 kg category. He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's +105 kg event with a combined total of 448 kg (snatch-208 kg, clean and jerk-240 kg).Ruslan Albegov has been banned from the Games in Rio de Janeiro because of positive doping tests.

List of New Gods

This list covers the New Gods of New Genesis and Apokolips, as well as related sundry. They first appeared in The New Gods #1 (February 1971), and were created by Jack Kirby. Note that almost all of the following characters no longer exist following the beginning of the Fifth World in Final Crisis.

Mike Rosario

Michael Rosario (born November 2, 1990) is a Puerto Rican-American professional basketball player for Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He played college basketball with Rutgers and Florida. On international duty, he represented Puerto Rico in the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament and FIBA Under-19 World Championship, never medaling in either competitions.Rosario attended St. Anthony High School and was coached by the legendary Bob Hurley. He spent four years...
List of rulers of Partitioned Poland
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